April 9th, 2014
Roger G. Haessig, 73, Syracuse, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at his residence. He had previously resided in Berne and Milan.
He was born Thursday, June 13, 1940, in Milan, the son of the late Loren H. and Alma D. (Roberts) Haessig.
Roger married Ellamae Speakman August 21, 1965, in Union Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Decatur; she survives.
Roger was a member of Mt. Hope Church of the Nazarene in Berne, where he had served as treasurer and Sunday school secretary.
The North Adams Community Schools’ board of education on Tuesday approved the appointment of Aaron Baker to become the new principal at Southeast Elementary School beginning the 2014-15 school year. Baker currently serves as vice principal at Bellmont High School.
Shawn Liter, supervisor of the Adams County Department of Children’s Services, was one of the speaker during the second annual Prevent Child Abuse Awareness event Tuesday on the courthouse square. Two dozen local residents attended the ceremony designed to heighten awareness of the neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse that is present in the county.
Photo by J Swygart
After seven years as the head wrestling coach at Adams Central, Doug Schultz has decided to step down at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.
Schultz submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday night to the AC board of education, stating he feels comfortable leaving the program in the hands of assistant coaches Tony Currie, Doug Lithicum and Bobby Perry at the high school level.
Also resigning their posts Tuesday were cheerleading coach Marie Combs and swim coach Lana Shoaf.
FORT WAYNE— The Bellmont Braves opened their 2014 campaign with a 4-2 victory over the South Side Archers at Elmhurst Field on Tuesday night using a three-run sixth inning to boost the win.
Braves' hurler Mason Shinabery had nine strikeouts in the win going five quality innings, while reliever Ryan Okoniewski aided the rest of the way on the hill for the Braves with the two-inning save.
Ralph A. Bollinger, 81, Decatur, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his residence.
Ralph was born Jan. 19, 1933, in Adams County, to the late Arlie D. and Pearl M. (May) Bollinger.
He married Nancy Joan Clark Aug. 28, 1955; she survives.
Nelda R. Guethler, 92, Huntington, dide Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Surviving are a son, David L. Guethler of Huntington; and two daughters, Kay S. Affolder of Decatur and Jane A. (Harry) Meilbeck of Howard City, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, 2978 W 1100 N, Huntington.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington.
James D. Howenstine, 70, Decatur, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born June 28, 1943, in Huntington, to the late Douglas W. and Jeanette (Scheiber) Howenstine.
He married his wife of 48 years Judith E. Casper Aug. 28, 1965; she survives.
James was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.
Sharon Canaday, project manager of Building Better Communities, and a member of the Ball State University faculty, discusses various ideas and concepts as part of an Indiana Arts Commission Vibrant Communities consultancy for the city of Decatur. A group of citizens is currently meeting on a regular basis to establish a plan to bring a higher awareness and establish an agenda for promoting the arts in Decatur. The plan will be included in the Stellar Communities grant application process for which Decatur is one of six finalists in the state.
Adams County residents will be receiving their property tax bills this week. Adams County Treasurer Tom Krueckeberg informed county commissioners at their regular weekly meeting Monday the annual mailing would be made today.